Thanks to everyone involved for the beautiful job on the recent resurfacing and remarking of the Southview Shopping Center parking lot. We just have one question: Where do we purchase a road map?
Before the resurfacing was done, it was a wild and challenging drive to duckand dodge cars popping in, out and across the parking lot. But driving through the new lot for the first time, one faces challenges from the newly installed speed bumps.
It is still interesting to watch the "die-hards" who still insiston flying across the parking lot only to be turned around by those "new" concrete parking barriers.
I hope these people will soon learn to obey the stop signs, follow arrows and turn at the correct openings.
In spite of the inconvenience of learning a new route around the parking lot, we will benefit in the long run by having a safe pattern to follow.
Hats off to a job well done!
A special meeting for residents of the Olde Brooklyn Park Improvement Association will begin at 8 p.m. Friday at the Northern District Police Station on Hammonds Lane.
Any community member who is interested in becoming involved in a newly formed security patrol should attend.
Belle Grove Elementary School news: Just a reminder that there will be a PTA Executive Board meeting at 6 p.m. tomorrow followed by a General PTA meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the cafetorium.
The Maryland School Performance Program will be explained.
Brooklyn Park Elementary School news: The school will kick off its fall fund-raiser this week. Students will be selling cookies, candies, cheese, sausage and assorted gift items.
Help the children make this a successful fund raiser.
Kindergarten students will be visiting the Brooklyn Park Fire
Station on Wednesday in conjunction with their study of community people.
The art department is in need of the following items:
L'eggs eggs, plastic ice cream tubs withlids, plastic food containers, yarn, buttons, discarded jewelry, mismatched socks, cardboard tubes and coffee cans.
If you have any ofthese items around your house, please send them to the school.
Aluminum means money. The Reynolds Aluminum Co. is offer
ing a contest for schools that collect aluminum.
There is a large trash can in the foyer for the collection of cans or any other aluminum items. Help the school and recycle at the same time.
Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle Junior High School news: Officers have been selected forthe Lindale and Brooklyn Park PTA executive boards.
The Lindale board consists of Kevin Sheckels, president; Bob Long, vice president;Fran Wirsching, secretary; and Linda Kelch, treasurer.
Members ofthe Brooklyn Park board are Gail Ebersole, president; Phyllis Lucas,vice president; Vernon Shiflett, treasurer; and Grace Koch, secretary.
Functional tests are graduation requirements mandated by the state. The Maryland Functional Reading Test will be given to ninth-graders on Tuesday, Oct. 15, and the Maryland Functional Mathematics Testwill be administered on Oct. 22.
The seventh-grade students will also be tested on these dates to determine those areas that need to be stressed in preparing them for the ninth-grade testing.
Park Elementary School news: Don't forget the volunteer orientation meeting this morning from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. in the media center.
Individual school pictures will be taken tomorrow. Be sure to return the picture envelope with your child.
Firefighters at the Brooklyn Park fire station will be greeting visitors from the kindergarten class tomorrow.
North County High School news: The Junior Class will sponsor its annual ring dance on Friday evening.
The school needs volunteers to help work in the concession stand. If you could donate one hour or one evening, call 636-7764.
Brooklyn Park Athletic Association is continuing its late registration for the fall outdoor soccer intramural program. Boys and girls ages 5-15 are eligible to play.
Children ages 8-10 years old are still needed for the association's county travel teams.
For for information call 636-2575.
The Brooklyn Park Athletic Association is also sponsoring a Fall Unlimited Soccer Program. Anyone 16 and older is invited to comeout and have fun and get some exercise at 10th Avenue beginning at 7:15 p.m. every Thursday.
For more information stop by the Sugar Shack or call 636-2575.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As part of the promotion to educate women about the effects of breast cancer, Harbor Hospital Center will kick off monthly meetings of Arm-to-Arm, a breast cancer support group.
The first meeting is scheduled for Oct. 16. The group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m.the third Wednesday of every month, in the Hospital's Social ServiceConference Room.
Arm-in-Arm was started in 1988 by two Baltimore women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The organization hasgrown, and Harbor Hospital Center has been selected as the site of the expanded group meetings.